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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder.


Dr. Barry Rosen
448 doctors shared insights

Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder.


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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Yes: The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is abdominal pain, usually localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline. It is often accompanied by nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting. Many people describe the vomiting as "bilious", meaning green-colored. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling?  Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Unlikely: Gallbladder disease is unlikely to cause gurgling of any kind. Pain from gallbladder disease is usually in the right upper or upper central part of the abdomen and often radiates to the back or shoulder. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more